Chicago Heights Property Owners, Concern Over Dollars, and SERVPRO to Help Mitigate Flood Losses
What You Should Know About Costs of Flood Damage in Your Chicago Heights Home
Dealing with a flooding incident can be distressing for several reasons. For instance, in most cases, there is little one can do to stop a flooding incident from causing damages. The episode can also cause widespread damages in your home, affecting contents as well as building materials. Involving a professional restoration service can help ease the recovery process. Understanding the different costs, you are likely to incur also helps.
Additional Factors that Increase Cost
Although the primary determinant of costs after flood damage in your Chicago Heights home is the intensity of the incident that causes it, other factors also play a role. It is possible to minimize or even eliminate the additional cost these extra factors contribute based on the action you take when you are aware of the incident. These factors might include:
• How long the water sits in the property
• The type of water involved, Black Water is contaminated
• The area of the property affected
• The amount of water involved
• The section of property affected
The Affected Part of the House Matters
The affected location of the property influences the costs because of the materials or contents that the water damages. An area like the basement might have a plain concrete floor, which is resilient, unlike the living room, which might have a finished wooden floor that water can damage easily. Our SERVPRO technicians scope the loss site and identify ways to deal with the trouble and if possible, minimize the costs. For example, where possible we can clean and dry wooden floors using specialized techniques eliminating the need for replacement. Our advanced equipment, like the injecti-dry system coupled with drying mats, can salvage many hardwood floors.
Stagnation Amplifies Costs
Floodwater sitting in a property over extended periods creates various problems including bad odor, microbial growth, and deterioration of building materials, including structural supports. All these problems add to the cost of restoration. Our SERVPRO technicians take action to minimize the period of exposure for the structure and contents. When water outside the structure recedes faster, we can extract any floodwater remnants inside the house to minimize problems from stagnation. We also perform pack-outs to save contents when we cannot remove water.
Dealing with flood damage can be a costly affair. Call SERVPRO of Chicago Heights / Crete / Beecher to help you figure out whether there are ways to limit cost. You can reach us any time at (708) 672-0077. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.